Grab your suits and some sunscreen and get ready to play in the water High Shoals Falls yields a view of a waterfall tumbling over a 50-foot cliff and a creek to splash in While Blanket's Creek is wildly popular with mountain bikers, it's also a welcoming place for hikers and families Helton Creek Falls is a great place to paddle and maybe have a picnic on the large boulders Wade into Sope Creek from rocky banks, before or after a visit to the park's towering stone ruins Dukes Creek Falls has great swimmi

6 LGBT-friendly outdoor adventures in Georgia

If you're LGBT and an adventurer at heart, there are numerous options awaiting you for gorgeous hikes in North Georgia, kayaking the Chatahoochee and camping getaways with others in the community. 

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Lace up your hiking boots and get ready for fun with these outdoor offerings just for Atlanta's gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities:

Women's Outdoor Network. Nature walks and camping trips fill this LGBT-friendly group's calendar, as well as Country Night at the Heretic and Bocce Scramble when you want something fun to do after hours! They have a 20 year history in Atlanta, helping people have fun and become more active. 

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Wilderness Network of Georgia. This gay men's outdoor group will really get your heart pumping. This group plans regular activities, including whitewater rafting trips, hikes in Georgia's scenic mountains and even a group outing to the annual Beltline lantern parade. Next year, join up with these outdoorsy gays for a cruise to Barcelona and great hikes in Southern Europe. Now, who can say no to that? Plan your next adventure with them at here

In The Woods Campground. Let your wild side out at this "naturist" campground in Northeast Georgia, owned and operated by two gay men. Enjoy the campground's beautiful scenery in a clothing optional setting. With a tagline like "30 Acres of Wood just waiting for you," this place promises a fun time. And they have plenty of special weekend events that venture beyond Georgia.

Oz Campground. Musclebear fitness weekend, Country Boys weekend and drag shows make this campground fun for those who want the excitement of city life after a hard day's hike, while still enjoying Georgia's great outdoors. Bring your tent, your RV, or rent one of their wonderful cabins. 50 GA-230, Unadilla, GA 31091.

Funky Black Gals. If you are an adventure-seeker looking for other black, queer women to connect with, then this is the group for you. Expect hiking, archery, horseback riding, camping and canoeing as some pf the typical "funky" adventures to explore. 

The River's Edge. The campground bills itself as "100% gay owned-and-operated," so plan your escape to this campground if you love the outdoors and country life. Pitch your tent along the river, bring your RV or rent one of the luxurious cabins at this clothing-optional facility. 2311 Pulliam Mill Road, Dewy Rose, GA 30634.

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